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Call for academic proposals:  

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Grant Reilly

Call for academic proposals:  

Injuries from falls are very common and have a significant impact on wellbeing preventing many people from experiencing healthy ageing.  ARMED (Advanced Risk Modelling for Early Detection) anti-fall service solution has been developed by HAS Technology and Edinburgh Napier University to detect early warning signs for risk of falling.

The Digital Health & Care Institute is awarding an academic grant of £75K for an independent evaluation of the ARMED anti-falls solution service. 

This call is open to academic institutions based in Scotland and it has been funded by Scottish Funding Council. The purpose of the work is to inform the potential for scalability of this product within the Scottish digital health and care context.

The evaluation will fully analyse and appraise the effectiveness of the current service and business models, aligning with the national Technology Enabled Care Programme’s current Test of Change activity.

The evaluation will also include market research to identify if there are any similar, alternative products and services currently available on the market.

We expect interested academic institutions to provide us with a brief response document (maximum 10 pages) clearly setting out their approach to this piece of work and detail of associated costs.

For more information on the call and how to apply can be found here.

To apply, please send your application to by 5pm on 27 July 2020. 

If you have any questions, please email:

  • Jennifer Thomas is available to assist you with any queries 01-10 July and then 13-16 July on: